Clothes in space

We develop green technology to produce clothes in space using algae and kombucha bioreactors with full water and nutrient components reusability. Our technology will be applied in daily life here on the Earth to reduce pollution in food and drinking water caused by textile fibers released after each clothes wash in washing machines. We have just sent a patent application in collaboration with Chemistry Department at Jagiellonian University.

Our prototype was tested during lunar analog mission SPECTRA in the habitat Lunares in 2018.

This is how we make clothes and reuse them, first as filters,
then solid materials,
which are decomposed by insects, plants and fungi.